Poverty and the Human Condition. A Philosophical Inquiry

Author: Jones, John
Year:1990
Pages:396
ISBN:0-88946-273-9
978-0-88946-273-1
Price:239.95
The first full-scale philosophical investigation into the meaning of poverty. A conceptual and phenomenological analysis of poverty, undertaken (1) to pose poverty as a philosophical problem in the context of a philosophy of human existence, and (2) to analyze the conceptual framework in which poverty is interpreted in other disciplines.

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"This is a unique book, a first -- a philosophical discussion of poverty, analysing its meanings as conditions of human life and part of the socio-economic structures of existence. . . . Jones's best insights occur in his critique of stigmatization of the poor as inauthenticity about one's own existential possibilities." -- Michael D. Barber in American Catholic Philosophical Qquarterly